Fulfillment by Amazon shipped billions of items for small and
medium-sized businesses worldwide in 2017
Half of items purchased by customers on Amazon are from small and
medium-sized businesses selling through the Amazon Marketplace
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2018--
(NASDAQ: AMZN) – More than 300,000 U.S.-based small and medium-sized
businesses joined the Amazon Marketplace in 2017, and SMBs on Amazon
sold billions of items to customers around the world. Half of the items
sold on Amazon worldwide are from small and medium-sized businesses that
offer their products through the Amazon Marketplace, many of whom also
choose to use Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) to tap into Amazon’s global
logistics network and make their items Prime eligible. In 2017, FBA
shipped billions of items for small and medium-sized businesses
“More and more small and medium-sized businesses are choosing to join
the Amazon Marketplace and sell right alongside Amazon to reach
customers around the world. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are
succeeding on Amazon – they sell half the products that Amazon customers
buy, and more than 140,000 small and medium-sized businesses surpassed
$100,000 in sales on Amazon in 2017,” said Peter Faricy, Vice President
for Amazon Marketplace. “These businesses are reinvesting in their local
communities – creating jobs and supporting local suppliers. We are proud
of how the Amazon Marketplace helps empower so many small businesses,
not just in the US, but around the world."
“Since selling on Amazon, we’ve been able to grow our business from
three to 40 employees, right here in Delray Beach, Florida,” said
Michael Dudley, managing director of Salon’s Choice. “We recently
launched on Amazon in the U.K., and are now shipping thousands of orders
a day through Fulfillment by Amazon to customers around the world.”
“We launched on Amazon two years ago and are now operating in more than
seven countries around the world,” said Phil Williams, CEO and founder
of Coffee Gator. “2017 was our biggest year on Amazon, with sales
growing by more than 100 percent year-over-year, and we expect 2018 to
be even bigger.”
Small and medium-sized businesses on Amazon come from every state in the
U.S. and more than 130 countries around the world. In 2017, customers
ordered billions of items from small and medium-sized businesses on
Amazon, including more than one billion items during the holiday season.
2017 Marketplace Facts:
More than 300,000 SMBs in the U.S. started selling on Amazon.
More than 140,000 SMBs selling on Amazon surpassed $100,000 in annual
Fulfillment by Amazon shipped billions of items worldwide.
Amazon Lending surpassed $3 billion lent to small businesses on Amazon
since the program started in 2011.
Amazon Handmade expanded to encompass 10 categories offering customers
more than one million handcrafted items from thousands of artisans and
small business owners across all 50 states and more than 60 countries.
During the Holiday Season, customers ordered more than 1 billion items
from SMBs on Amazon, with more than 140 million items ordered between
Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.
Businesses interested in selling on Amazon can visit http://services.amazon.com.
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